There's very little on TV these days that is worth looking at, much less recording IMO.
Unthinkable happened. MYHD software comes up, shows the current channel but no buttons on the control screen work and neither does the remote.
I did clean out the Temporary Internet Files folder today but nothing else. I reinstalled but can't get any control mechanisms to functionj. Its how I watch 98% of all recorded material.
I'm going to post this in the RT thread too.
I don't throw anything away (or sell anything!) but like Suntan I have two MDP-130 cards I don't use anymore. I think one is new in the box. Instead I have a HD Homerun and a couple of TiVos that cover all my OTA recording.
There's very little on TV these days that is worth looking at, much less recording IMO.
Haha, my exact quote in another thread. I was still using a VGA MDP-130 as of last year on an XP AMD 3700 box. Mainly for watching old recordings but managed to record the entire, wacky Daytona 500. You know the race where someone ran into the back of a Jet Dryer at speed setting the jet fuel tank & truck on fire along with the track! Flaming fuel running down from the top of a steep banked turn to the bottom and melting the racetrack! Took a long time to put the fire out and then repave the track after cleaning up the unburned fuel with big boxes of detergent. Recorded every episode of every season of LOST with the MyHD. I still use my old Fusion cards in W7 comps (can't have a computer without a TV tuner in it !!! ). I think I will put an xp box together out of old parts just to get the 130 DVI working again. That's it, an offline router box with TV tuner for the security cams! The video input comes in handy now that Vcards no longer have them.
The other MDP-130 still works but I pulled the MB to test a Vcard that wouldn't fit in the case and never put it back together. I really miss the MDP's software reliability advantage over the Fusion cards I have but I don't use them for anything critical so I tolerate them. I only tune in the news or pbs something I don't want to miss while I'm on the computer. I should reinstal to test the 130 on my 720P projector for fun.
It's only the DVD function that requires a single core CPU, right? Still have a single core 754pin 3200 and the 939pin 3700 that I used to game on (??? and they were hot stuff back then!!!)
If only I could trick the 130-DVI into sending 3D to my passive monitor...
Yeah, and for that the Sempron 145 [newegg] and AM3/AM3+ mobos are still available for slapping together with Win7, or XP for off-line installs if you're not
up to tinkering with OSs like I used to do with 2000Pro.
Very Strange! MyHD 's drivers disappeared on Win XP. Sunday 4/27/2014
After watching Nascar Saturday (With full Time Timeshift) Sunday morning Win XP wanted to install a new device when Windows XP came out of Hibernation.
I removed MyHD and have reinstalled it and all seems well.
It is doing a capture now (Scheduled by CW_EPG) and looking at CW_EPG's Options all seems good but I am sure that the MyHD channels are different so I expect some glitches. Too many options to set!!! and it has been two plus years since this Win XP system was installed.
I guess moving to Vista needs to be done soon, installing Vista on the second partition swaps C: and D: thus fixing the Linux sabotage of Windows done by gparted allowing Fusion rewind to not cause an abort.
I just installed "MyHD_App_Drv_v1.66.1E.exe" from my HTPC install USB flash drive, In seem to remember that's all that is needed for XP but I will need to check further.
Win XP was restarted to see if that would fix the problem. It did not.
Yes I was ready to reseat the MDP-130. A number of years ago MyHD would go deaf. That I remember did not require a reseat, but that was many years ago and the memory is now vague. A total power down lasting for ~10 minutes may have fixed that problem. I was in fear of having lost the MDP-130 and luckily trying to understand took the ten minutes to decide the next step, and then relief the first time it fixed the problem.
My MDP-130 has been great for so many years that it took looking at the Device Manager to pin down what was the "New Hardware". It said that the driver was not installed.
My initial thoughts were along the line of a Win XP "End of Life" Easter Egg from Microsoft.
I think that at least one more file needs to be installed as I could not set 1366 x 768 for my rotten HDTV. 1280 x 768 comes up when I select 1360 x 768. Desktop shows 1366 x 768.
Sunday was repeated on Monday. Then went away after the computer got warm (room actually).
I will be swapping in my Fusion5 RT Gold for the Fusion7 Dual so that I do not need to reinstall Fusion if I click on Timeshifting in error.
Sad that I cannot use the great tuners on the Fusion7 Dual.
The use of the dual will be to just enable playback on my backup HTPC (W7) which is used to connect with my printer (No CYAN ever reaches the paper!).
If it just would do one (1) capture as reliably as the MyHD I would be happy.
I didn't read the whole message but something about shutting windows down to prevent harming the computer (whatever).
It must have happened during the the MyHD's run of my local 'news' setting which is only set to 'watch' and not record,
for the recording of Monday's "Coronation Street" was intact, there be nothing else much to record during the summer months,
so the capture tab is rather sparse during this period. Since news is set to run [in case I am home and doze off] at 22:00 on the CBC, then 23:00 on CHCH, then shut off at 00:05, the computer must have been emitting that sound until I came home at 07:10, hit the manual reset on the case.
Now the good news is I'm racking up the hours, so should soon be able to afford something else for recordings (like HDHR) and just use the 130 for playback but then when am I going to have time to install it and learn from you'all?[as well as network and set up Schedules Direct, since in my area, the CDN stations seem to be flushing PSIP down the toilet].
It was the bedroom machine with XPlite on it.
F*** I'm tired, going to bed.......
Back when I used a MyHD-equipped PC as my HTPC (I've since moved to a much faster PC that doesn't support the MyHD) I had a nearly ideal DVR using one or more HDHR Duals recording to the HTPC using CW_EPG scheduling software (free) and Schedules Direct (currently $25/yr), with the MyHD used primarily for playback although CW_EPG would use it for records if all HDHR tuners were in use. A side benefit is that CW_EPG can replace the MyHD's PSIP guide with Schedules Direct data. One big advantage is that the MyHD can play a show while it is still being recorded from an HDHR tuner, giving all the advantages of timeshift with none of the drawbacks.
One annoyance is that you can't navigate directories using the MyHD's onscreen menus, so to play a show it has to be in the playlist or you have to use the PC's display to select it. IIRC there is a way for CW_EPG or another app to add new recordings to the playlist but I never used that feature.
BTW, when you get ready to buy an HDHR, get a Dual, not the new transcoding model. The MyHD can't play transcoded (MPEG-4) files and the current HDTC has design problems that need to be fixed (it can run hot and the cheap fan is often noisy). And of course don't get the CC version, which only works on US cable.
"VLC media player" can do this, I use it all the time. I just did it with VLC 1.1.9.
There are differences between the latest version and "vlc-1.1.9". The latest version must be closed if you catch up and the file in progress dragged to the icon again.
1.1.9 is different and earlier versions may just close.
My request and suggestions to the VLC media player folks was met with "No Can Do".
Last edited by SFischer1; 06-24-2014 at 12:46 PM.
I was able to find the words about what I tested almost exactly one year ago, 6/18/2013.
The start of the discussion is here, post 12371:
Both Terry and myself did not like what I saw. I still am sure that I did the single CPU test correctly.
I am unsure if Terry did any testing to confirm my strange results, he was very busy with his day job then and may still be.
I've pretty well surmised what I have to do.
Both CW_EPG and Playlist Manager are on the hardrive waiting to be used.
As for the HD models, I'm aware of the difference and as well, there is a price difference
at newegg.ca, so I know what not to buy, all I need is the time to set up.
EDIT: went to the description page and they will ship to Welland, but may have to pay $ exchange on Visa/Paypal.
Last edited by browncoat; 06-25-2014 at 06:06 AM.
EDIT: I meant also to point out that it's trivially simple to set a W7 PC into 1-CPU mode using the advanced boot options in msconfig.exe
Last edited by TPeterson; 06-25-2014 at 02:23 PM.
As too many persons have said "MyHD can do this" I am coming to the conclusion that a MB with a single CPU may be different from a MB having multiple CPUs and telling the OS to use only one.
Limiting to 1-CPU in the BIOS might produce different results than telling the OS to use only one.
I am not ready to do any more tests as I really see no benefit to me. I use VLC Media Player for that function all the time. Problems, yes when you catch up.
Those persons who have their only HDTV display connected to MyHD may very well see a benefit.
I always have had both MyHD (VGA) and DVI graphics connected to my HDTV. At times I have had both MyHD and Fusion on the same screen. My old CRT monitor was disconnected very quickly even though it produced a very sharp 16:9 display.
Turning on real time protection in Microsoft Security Essentials causes a BSOD / restart loop. The file buffering is in bad shape after converting four partitions to one and then back to four partitions (Linux gparted).
I am trouble finding the energy to install Vista on the second partition which should eliminate the Fusion abort on rewind bug that only I and one other person have seen. I almost wish XP would fail forcing me to install Vista.
Last edited by SFischer1; 06-25-2014 at 03:58 PM.